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So, I’m actually on the road this week, but I couldn’t leave you guys hanging, because … well … you’re kinda my favorite.

Like road trips.

And ice cream.

So here’s a Five Minute Friday post written and scheduled way in advance, for such a time as this — just for you, dear ones.


Before we start, I’m so excited to introduce you to Tiffany Parry — have you met her yet? She’s delightful.

Check out her blog, Simply for One, and connect with her on Twitter @tiffparry — you won’t regret it!

Thanks again to Asheritah from OneThingAlone.com for another great FMF Intro Video!




This week’s prompt is:





Michigan blueberries and freshly picked apples. Inhaling the orchard’s fragrance like a drug.

Open roads and loud music and singing off key at the top of our lungs.

Hands raised through cracked sun roofs and not a care in the world, but you.

Porch swings and lightning bugs and Boston rooftop fireworks.




Mike’s Pastry in the North End and Regina’s pizza in Faneuil Hall.

Table Mountain in every season, day and night, night and day.

Sushi belts at my disposal, color-coded plates exploding with flavor.

Sandcastles and sunsets and sleeping under the stars. Or maybe staying up all night sifting the sky for meteor showers.

Trampolines and giddy laughter and kids with sticky, happy grins.

And unexpected delights … like grace.

Deep breaths of hot chai and maybe a cookie or four dipped just right.



Ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chocolate sodas from Captain Sundae and sister dates to Chinese buffets.

Xhosa harmonies in church and swaying to the beat in the pews.

But you … You’re my most favorite favorite of all.


Your turn! Go ahead …

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26 thoughts on “five minute friday :: favorite

  1. My kids, my family, long summer days, the beach, chocolate, time with friends, discovering God’s beauty and preserving it with my camera, reading, writing and most of all being a child of God. Thank you Kate and happy vacation.

  2. What delightful favorites you shared, Kate! Let’s see . . . walks with a camera, especially during the golden hour, snuggles with my boys, movie nights with my husband eating home-made popcorn, the quiet of the morning before everyone’s awake, sunrise, sunset . . . especially at the beach. There, those are a few of my favorite things!

  3. You don’t live in Boston do you? I do! But I must say Regina’s white pizza is BY FAR my most favorite pizza! And peanut butter canollis from Mikes after ice skating in the north end=spectactular!

  4. Kate,
    you left my mouth watering with many of your favorites. I felt like I was on a delightful road trip with you as I read through them! May you have a beautiful vacation with your family.
    My youngest’s giggle, the twinkle in the eyes of my second born, the passionate faith growing in my oldest, the fact that my husband still writes me love notes from Proverbs, affirming me as his crown and blessing. And? The gift to write and encourage, and then be encouraged by those who also write that I admire.

    Thank you for the blessing of the Five Minute Friday. I am ever so thankful to have been here for six months now!

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  6. I’m friends with Tara from Praying on the Prairie! I’m going to start responding to some prompts (maybe this one tomorrow), but I gotta tell you, Mike’s Pastry and not only Regina Pizza in Faneuil Hall, but even more, the original Regina on Thacher Street in the North End. I attended Boston University (lived in the North End during those undergrad years), UMassBoston, and Harvard Divinity School.

  7. I loved your favorites and followed your lead – it was just too good to pass up. There was bravery in taping that video, but in having it up for all to see, eeek! Thanks for being the most awesome hostess. I’ve been gone for a few weeks and now I remember exactly why this is one of my most favorite spots on the web. Blessings to you!

  8. Oh Kate, you’ve made me smile today. Loved this prompt. Loved reading your favorites. My favorites: mangos, peaches, dark roast coffee, pink, chocolate mint ice cream, and the azure water at Palamut Buku beach. (Southwest Turkey) and Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust Him…”

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  10. Your our favorite too!! Oh and singing st the top of your lungs as you cruise down the road. That is sooo me!! 🙂

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